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A system for tracking the movement of the prostate during radiation therapy has gone into service at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Featuring tiny GPS-type positioning transponders implanted inside the prostate, the technology tracks any movement of the prostate in real time and alerts therapists if the organ moves beyond pre-determined parameters so they can adjust the external beam of radiation.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s stem-cell transplant program at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) was one of only two transplant programs nationwide that consistently outperformed the expected one-year survival rate for unrelated donor transplants, according to an independent report that assessed 122 transplant centers over a five-year period.
The MultiCare Regional Cancer Center in Tacoma has become the latest member of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Network.
New Lung Cancer Early Detection and Prevention clinic opens to provide assessment, treatment and smoking cessation.
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A six-story, 80-room, motel-style housing project designed for out-of-town cancer patients of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance today broke ground in the South Lake Union neighborhood. When the $22.9 million facility opens in the spring of 2009, it will join the nearby Pete Gross House in providing out-of-town SCCA cancer patients with an additional option for where to stay during short- and long-term treatments.
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